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The Jerusalem Bird Observatory

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Address: Sachar Park, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-6537374
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This research and eco-tourism project educates visitors on Jerusalem's...

This research and eco-tourism project educates visitors on Jerusalem's avian environment and involves them in fun and exciting ringing activities.

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A Quiet Oasis

If you enjoy birding, don't miss a visit to the Jerusalem Observatory. It's a quiet little spot, a great place to see birds as they migrate through Israel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Tucked in between the Knesset and the Supreme Court is this small natural preserve and bird sanctuary. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk from the heart of central Jerusalem, through the attractive Sacher Park, so very easy to get to. We saw many birds feeding and flitting between the trees and water. A group of school children were enjoying... More 

Thank TsviShlomo
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The JERUSALEM BIRD OBSERVATORY is located in the center of Jerusalem near the Knesset. Visitors can stop by for an eco-experience. Bird watching, presentations, about bird migration in Israel, and a comprehensive urban nature experience is available for tourists visiting as groups or individuals. I recommend!

Thank Ingrid W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

If you enjoy birding, don't miss a visit to the Jerusalem Observatory. It's a quiet little spot, a great place to see birds as they migrate through Israel.

Thank JHGolfer
Jerusalem, Israel
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The place is a little hard to find. Turn into the road between Sacher park and The Israel supreme court and travel towards the Knesset.. When you get to the barrier of the Knesset park your car on the right side of the road and walk towards the barrier. When you get there you will notice a narrow path to... More 

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Tempe, AZ
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a great place for a birder visiting Jerusalem. It is very difficult to find this place. Had the taxi driver drop me at the nearby Rose Garden and tried to find it on my own. It is actually next to the Knesset. I was able to get some help finding it. The bird blind is great, and there were... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Shows you a side of Israel you will not see otherwise--gets 5 stars only when the banding is going on, call to find out. A huge number of birds funnel through Israel and the station rings them. I got to see a Nightingale and many warblers. There is a blind to look for birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Thank dbates509
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I would love to mention Dr. Carmel Zitronblat from carmelbirdingtours.com once more,what an awesome birdwatching guide! My brother in law and I share the same excitement about bird watching that not many around us do! I recommend the experinece with him - my bro in law was the one that located him here (He beat me to it!)a professional in... More 

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La Jolla, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From reading another review here, I found out about Dr. Carmel Zitronblat (carmelbirdingtours.com). I want to second the previous positive review written for him as a birdwatching guide. I am so glad I found him here on tripadvisor and contacted him! We had a great two day birding trip with Carmel. I highly recommend him as a guide if you... More 

Thank Rachel S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Loved this place! Even if you are not a birder, its worth a little trip. Conveniently located in Sachar Park near the knesset, You enter off of Rothschild just south of the Old Cemetary. Currently there is construction, and you walk down stairs from the street with construction material all around you. I got to it by walking from the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Park N 31.77983deg, E035.20512deg and walk down the steps (past some graves) and over to the right. Call to find out when the observatory personnel band birds. Sit in the blind (so the birds do not feel your presence) observation area. Have personnel show you how they catch (and release) the birds. Being there it defies the imagination that you... More 

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